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Du Tour Residence

You would never guess that this modern interior fills a 1950s ranch style house. Perhaps if you look closely you’ll see the low-slung lines and a drape of the original chimney stone. Clairoux designed the transformation to honor the spirit and memories within the home that’s been owned by the same family for decades. Continue reading

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Transform an attic in to a bookcase

I love a renovation that raises the roof! L. McComber ltée completely reimagined this home in Montreal. Built in 1880, the house, as expected, received numerous alterations as it adapted to the needs of its occupants over the decades. Surprisingly, one of these renovations involved installing a flat roof over the original sloped roof. Their first step in transforming the attic space in to a main bedroom retreat was to remove the roof structure, both the centuries old and more recent. This roof raising added five feet to the height of the spaces inside. It also provided gorgeous hemlock boards, salvaged from the roof deconstruction. Continue reading

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Design of a pastry shop, storefront

This pastry shop is a delicious recipe based upon restraint. Well, at least the architecture is restrained. Atelier Moderno & Anne Sophie Goneau blended elegance with texture to highlight the colorful confections showcased in a shop on a vibrant street. Continue reading

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The Summer House

Imagine a summer house on the Aegean Sea in the northwestern Turkish town of Cesme.. Now picture a home as vibrant as its cultural and natural surroundings. Interior architect and designer Selina Kazazoglu of Unlimited Design has created a home that is pulsating with energy and comfort. Continue reading

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Saint Sauveur Residence

This remodel gives an entirely new meaning to house flipping. Outside Montreal on a rocky peak in Saint Sauveur, ActDesign has turned this house upside down. The 80s home’s interior takes full advantage of the site by immersing the living areas in to the tree tops. A complete interior remodel and actual trading places has taken place. Private spaces for sleeping and working now occupy the main floor and public areas of lounging, cooking, living, and dining reside upstairs. Continue reading

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Maison De Gaspe

In the heart of Montreal, la SHED architecture transformed a dark duplex in to a bright colorful family home for four. All historic elements of the building were lost in previous restorations, leaving a clean slate for contemporary living and aesthetics. Continue reading

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Atelier House

This is a truly creative and customizable house. The inspiring design by Harry Thaler is the home for artists in residence at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano, Italy. Combining studio and home for the needs of a variety of occupants fuels the imagination. Continue reading

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Closse Residence

Have you ever dreamed of remodeling the home your father built in the 1960s? This client of Nature Humaine architects was fortunate enough to do just that with father-approved common sense and unadorned style. Continue reading

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St. Dominique Residence

Slick modern design meets honest industrial in this Montreal apartment. The family of four’s home is on the second floor of a 1920s building that originally housed a soup factory. Anne Sophie Goneau produced a home with open living and individual private spaces. Continue reading

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Vedbaek House

Beauty is truly in the details of this 1862 fishing cottage, now the family home of architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, cofounder of Norm Architects. The charm of the original structure, lying outside Copenhagen, remains. Yet the modern interventions blend perfectly with the quirkiness of days gone by. Continue reading